Stacie B. Collier

Stacie Collier is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group. She exclusively represents management in the resolution of employment related disputes before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

What do you focus on?

While I have experience performing all aspects of L&E work, today my practice has three primary focuses.


My initial goal is to help keep clients out of litigation. To that end, I have performed strategic advice and counsel work focusing on a preventative approach for well over 15 years, including fielding client questions, reviewing policies and drafting employment agreements. I also have provided thousands of hours of managerial and employee training nationally on myriad topics, including harassment prevention, accommodation and managing leaves and supervisory skills.

Defense of Claims

When defending the inevitable claims, I partner with my clients to achieve the desired result with the appropriate blend of aggressiveness and strategy. Over the last year, my clients have prevailed on summary judgment and had dozens of claims dismissed before a number of administrative tribunals.

Unique Experience

I enjoy all of my work, but have a special fondness for litigating claims of discrimination and harassment, with an emphasis on sexual harassment.

I have successfully prosecuted and defended a number of non-compete and other restrictive covenant cases over the years. I have also defended employers before OSHA.

What do you see on the horizon?

I see a generational based shift in how today’s employees approach the workplace and their roles as employees and managers. This will affect the type of claims we see and our ability to defend.

Rhode Island Maternity Leave: Everything Expectant Parents Need to Know About the State's Paid Leave Laws

Working Mother | January 11, 2018

Providence labor and employment partner Stacie Collier is quoted in this article about whether an employee on parental leave can collect Rhode Island’s temporary caregiver insurance and a partial salary from an employer.

Trumping Obama's employment law legacy

Law360 | November 16, 2016

Providence Labor & Employment partner Stacie Collier and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Jeff Tanenbaum and associate Traci Bernard-Marks contributed this article about anticipated changes in labor and employment law by President-elect Trump and Republicans in Congress.

5 Surprising Things You Should Know About Generation Z

Inc. Magazine | May 13, 2016

Labor & Employment practice group co-leader Stacie Collier and Chicago associate Laura Bacon provide commentary throughout this piece discussing how Generation Z is impacting business.

Evening The Score: A New Wave Of Equal Pay Act Claims

Law360 | May 03, 2016

Partner and Labor & Employment practice group co-leader Stacie Collier and Labor & Employment associate Steven Nevolis authored this column discussing claims by the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team alleging that members of the Women’s Team are unlawfully compensated at a much lower rate than their male counterparts, members of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. The article looks at the case itself, the increasing attention that the gender pay gap is receiving and what it means for employers.

Allergies in the Workplace

WJAR-TV (Providence NBC affiliate) | October 29, 2015

Partner and co-leader of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group Stacie Collier discusses food allergies in the workplace in this live, in-studio interview.


Stacie B. Collier



Phone: 401-454-1018


Phone: 617-345-1320

Fax: 401-454-1030

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.

Syracuse University, B.A., magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa)

Rhode Island


New Hampshire


Stacie was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Litigation - Labor and Employment. Stacie has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2010.

Stacie has also been recognized for exceptional standing in the national legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Labor & Employment (Rhode Island). She has also been recognized in Chambers in previous years.

Thomson Reuters named Stacie a “Rhode Island Rising Star” in their peer-review survey.

Stacie serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Saint Mary’s Home for Children and the Louminati Youth Leadership Foundation. She previously served as chair of the Capital City Community Center’s Board of Directors.
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